McCracken County vs. Bullitt East
2021 KHSAA Boys’ Sweet 16®
presented by UK Health Care Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine
April 1, 2021
McCracken County coach Burlin Brower started the following lineup: 6-3 Sr. Ian McCune, 6-3 Jr. Brant Brower, 6-6 Jr. Ian Hart, 5-10 Sr. Noah Dumas, and 5-11 Jr. Cason Tilford. Bullitt East coach Jason Couch countered with 6-4 Sr. Will Blanford, 6-2 Jr. Adam Pruitt, 6-5 Jr. Tucker Blanford, 5-10 So. Camron Brogan, and 6-2 Sr. Collin Powell.
McCracken County utilized a balanced offensive attack and good defense (10 blocked shots) to defeat Bullitt East by the score of 68 – 56. The Mustangs also got a spark from 5-11 Jr. Max Blackwell who came off the bench to record 13 points including three three point baskets. McCracken County shot 53.1% from the field including eight of 19 from the three point line. The Mustangs connected on eight of 13 free throws, pulled down 24 rebounds, and scored 17 points off 15 Bullitt East turnovers. Bullitt East shot 40.4% from the field including six of 19 from beyond the arc. The Chargers connected on 12 of 13 free throws, pulled down 30 rebounds, and scored 10 points off nine McCracken County turnovers.
Ian Hart led McCracken County with 14 points including two three point baskets, seven rebounds, and two blocked shots. Noah Dumas added 14 points, five rebounds, and three assists. Max Blackwell recorded 13 points and Ian McCune chipped in with 10 points, three blocked shots, and five steals. 6-4 So. Jack McCune added five points, four blocked shots, and two steals.
Collin Powell led Bullitt East with 22 points including three three point baskets, seven of seven free throws, five rebounds, and two blocked shots. Camron Brogan added 13 points including two three point baskets and three assists. Tucker Blanford recorded eight points and seven rebounds.
McCracken County (68) – I. McCune 10, Brower 7, Hart 14, Dumas 14, Tilford 5, Blackwell 13, J. McCune 5.
Bullitt East (56) – W. Blanford 4, Pruitt 5, T. Blanford 8, Brogan 13, Powell 22, Davis 2, Davenport 2.
A special thanks to WL Stats and the KHSAA for providing the comprehensive statistics for today’s game.